Coffee, first of the new year

Re: Coffe, first of the new year

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:34 am

Keepaeyeonit wrote:my wife's 82 year old Aunt passed yesterday


Sorry to hear. It sounds like she may have gone on for a long time if not for cancer. If I never heard that word again it'd be fine by me. Cancer takes way too many, way too early. May she rest in peace.


Freetown Fred.... if you ask a lady to go to the Fireman's ball & she answers with "Oh, I thought only the state police had balls".... You be real careful how you answer!
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Re: Coffe, first of the new year

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:05 pm

Not to bring things down but this is a nice song and video especially if you recently lost someone.
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Re: Coffe, first of the new year

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:18 pm

So what the hell gaw, you don't even give me an address. :mad: toothy
gaw wrote:I’m having Folgers in my cup.

All this talk of retiring and I just quit my job of 26 years to start a new one that I hope lasts for 20 years until I can retire. The new job is giving me a 6 – 3 work schedule so I will miss some Saturdays but make some as well. So far the new job is good, I made the move hoping for job security. I hope I chose correctly.

Wow, just when I was feeling old coalkirk and the Freddy make me feel young again. Getting married and dating back when I was a wee pup and still able to piss over a four foot picket fence.

Freetown, you know now days you can send away for a girlfriend. They don’t cost money to feed and you don’t have to buy them expensive gifts. They deflate nicely and store conveniently on a top shelf in the back of the closet. They never have a headache either, just pump her up and she is ready for action.

Sorry for the loss Keepaeyeonit, that’s what sucks about getting older, it seems like you start knowing everyone who is dying.

Time to get busy. I have a bunch of onions to brown, it is going to make French Onion soup.

Stay warm.
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:59 pm

Fred,

I dont know how I know this but , I think the phone # is 1-800- inflateadate :oops: (they also sell viagra)

waldo
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:32 pm

And you can drive in the commuter lane with them as well! :punk:
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:31 am

So Freetown Fred...how was your hot date last night? Since we have yet to hear from you this morning I assume it went well! :inlove:
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:02 am

It was real nice. The Fireman's Banquet was outstanding--good feed with good Brothers--Oh---you meant my date--not being the kinda guy that would kiss & tell--I'll just say that it was ---------------------------------------------------------------- :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:01 am

Fred,

I'm glad to hear you had a good time last night, you deserved it. Maybe she'll help to keep you warm this winter. Your Friday morning breakfast buddy. :) :)
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:18 pm

Yeah Fred! YEAH! :punk: toothy


Freddy, that mixture of coffee tastes much better than the vodka I hurled up at 3am New Years Day at Mr1Precision's house. Ooof ...that was a 3 day recovery. Stuff sneaks up on ya! :lol:



Anyone else get that winter depression crap? Man, I've got it bad this year. Days get shorter, air gets frigid .. just wears on your soul. Older I get, worse it gets. I get tired at 19:00 .. and sleep until 08:00. What a waste of time! Wish I never left Phoenix - that was the happiest 2 years of my life! We're only 2 month into this winter thing & I'm sick of it already. :roll:

Got some new sneakers on the Ficus (yeah, fake car ... hehehee) the other day. Picked up the same ones we have on the Blazer (Firestone Winterforce), as they seem to hold up pretty damn good the past 2 seasons.

As seems to be the routine around here the past year, the whole job went to hell about 10 minutes in. Took me 7 hours to do 4 damn tires! Tire machine was screwing up. Got a frigged up valve controlling the jaws. Air would piss out of it while the jaws moved a 1/4" an hour. Think the cold was playing havoc with it. With my patience level that sent me into an angry frenzy. Luckily the hammer, pipe, and wrench I hurled across the barn didn't connect with anything important. Chinese tire machine ... all the valves are PLASTIC! Good thing I knew that ahead of time or I'd have set it on fire trying to heat it up with the Mapp torch. SO I fought with that ... then of course got a couple rims that were so corroded the bead would've leaked ... so had to fight with the jaws 8 more times to wire wheel all the aluminum corrosion off the rims. Everything seemed 10x harder than it was since it was 30° out there. Nose dripping all over everything, hands & knuckles bleeding all over the rims .. although I couldn't feel them. Then, the tires won't seat. None of my tricks worked - tie down strap, sitting on the tire .. nothing. Was about to get some gas, but in the mood I was in decided that was a bad idea. After throwing some more tools around, I ended up just quickly painting some bead sealer around the rim with the tire already mounted. That was enough to trap the air for the split-second needed to force the tire bead over and seal it up. Now, to balance them. I realized I'm all out of MC wheel weights. Spent WAY too long bending and prying the wrong style weights to fit. Reused as many of the old ones as I could. Slipped and took more skin off. Man, what a pain in the ass!! :bang:

Imagine the luxury of paying someone to do this stuff! I hear that's how the other half lives .... LOL!
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:16 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yeah Fred! YEAH! :punk: toothy


Freddy, that mixture of coffee tastes much better than the vodka I hurled up at 3am New Years Day at Mr1Precision's house. Ooof ...that was a 3 day recovery. Stuff sneaks up on ya! :lol:



Anyone else get that winter depression crap? Man, I've got it bad this year. Days get shorter, air gets frigid .. just wears on your soul. Older I get, worse it gets. I get tired at 19:00 .. and sleep until 08:00. What a waste of time! Wish I never left Phoenix - that was the happiest 2 years of my life! We're only 2 month into this winter thing & I'm sick of it already. :roll:

Got some new sneakers on the Ficus (yeah, fake car ... hehehee) the other day. Picked up the same ones we have on the Blazer (Firestone Winterforce), as they seem to hold up pretty damn good the past 2 seasons.

As seems to be the routine around here the past year, the whole job went to hell about 10 minutes in. Took me 7 hours to do 4 damn tires! Tire machine was screwing up. Got a frigged up valve controlling the jaws. Air would piss out of it while the jaws moved a 1/4" an hour. Think the cold was playing havoc with it. With my patience level that sent me into an angry frenzy. Luckily the hammer, pipe, and wrench I hurled across the barn didn't connect with anything important. Chinese tire machine ... all the valves are PLASTIC! Good thing I knew that ahead of time or I'd have set it on fire trying to heat it up with the Mapp torch. SO I fought with that ... then of course got a couple rims that were so corroded the bead would've leaked ... so had to fight with the jaws 8 more times to wire wheel all the aluminum corrosion off the rims. Everything seemed 10x harder than it was since it was 30° out there. Nose dripping all over everything, hands & knuckles bleeding all over the rims .. although I couldn't feel them. Then, the tires won't seat. None of my tricks worked - tie down strap, sitting on the tire .. nothing. Was about to get some gas, but in the mood I was in decided that was a bad idea. After throwing some more tools around, I ended up just quickly painting some bead sealer around the rim with the tire already mounted. That was enough to trap the air for the split-second needed to force the tire bead over and seal it up. Now, to balance them. I realized I'm all out of MC wheel weights. Spent WAY too long bending and prying the wrong style weights to fit. Reused as many of the old ones as I could. Slipped and took more skin off. Man, what a pain in the ass!! :bang:

Imagine the luxury of paying someone to do this stuff! I hear that's how the other half lives .... LOL!


You really need to video some of your adventures, maybe a new reality show. LOL. I hear ya sometimes as far as everything has to be a fight. No matter what I have rope, ty down strap, garden hose, air hose it always has to get caught on something even if nothing obvious is around. Can not just make a clean move. It just aggravates me but I learned to just laugh it off anymore. You used up all the Smiles : - (
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:20 pm

Hey Dave, you talkin to me???? I don't think so--personal is personal ;) :bang: :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:24 pm

freetown fred wrote:Hey Dave, you talkin to me???? I don't think so--personal is personal ;) :bang: :clap: toothy



My post was for Smitty, that date must have you all confused. Read it again. LOL
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:30 pm

Damn :doh: :nana:
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:34 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yeah Fred! YEAH! :punk: toothy


Freddy, that mixture of coffee tastes much better than the vodka I hurled up at 3am New Years Day at Mr1Precision's house. Ooof ...that was a 3 day recovery. Stuff sneaks up on ya! :lol:



Anyone else get that winter depression crap? Man, I've got it bad this year. Days get shorter, air gets frigid .. just wears on your soul. Older I get, worse it gets. I get tired at 19:00 .. and sleep until 08:00. What a waste of time! Wish I never left Phoenix - that was the happiest 2 years of my life! We're only 2 month into this winter thing & I'm sick of it already. :roll:

Got some new sneakers on the Ficus (yeah, fake car ... hehehee) the other day. Picked up the same ones we have on the Blazer (Firestone Winterforce), as they seem to hold up pretty damn good the past 2 seasons.

As seems to be the routine around here the past year, the whole job went to hell about 10 minutes in. Took me 7 hours to do 4 damn tires! Tire machine was screwing up. Got a frigged up valve controlling the jaws. Air would piss out of it while the jaws moved a 1/4" an hour. Think the cold was playing havoc with it. With my patience level that sent me into an angry frenzy. Luckily the hammer, pipe, and wrench I hurled across the barn didn't connect with anything important. Chinese tire machine ... all the valves are PLASTIC! Good thing I knew that ahead of time or I'd have set it on fire trying to heat it up with the Mapp torch. SO I fought with that ... then of course got a couple rims that were so corroded the bead would've leaked ... so had to fight with the jaws 8 more times to wire wheel all the aluminum corrosion off the rims. Everything seemed 10x harder than it was since it was 30° out there. Nose dripping all over everything, hands & knuckles bleeding all over the rims .. although I couldn't feel them. Then, the tires won't seat. None of my tricks worked - tie down strap, sitting on the tire .. nothing. Was about to get some gas, but in the mood I was in decided that was a bad idea. After throwing some more tools around, I ended up just quickly painting some bead sealer around the rim with the tire already mounted. That was enough to trap the air for the split-second needed to force the tire bead over and seal it up. Now, to balance them. I realized I'm all out of MC wheel weights. Spent WAY too long bending and prying the wrong style weights to fit. Reused as many of the old ones as I could. Slipped and took more skin off. Man, what a pain in the ass!! :bang:

Imagine the luxury of paying someone to do this stuff! I hear that's how the other half lives .... LOL!


sounds like you need to get that boiler up and running with pex line the the garage.It sucks trying to work on things when you can't feel your fingers
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Re: Coffee, first of the new year

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:31 pm

All joking aside Freetown Fred I am glad you had a great time on your date...you deserved it.

This week it was brutally cold and my toes were half-froze off as I cut wood all week, but despite the cold I started thinking how nice it is to have a family even if providing for them means making 10 steps forward and 5 back because since I was up to my knees in snow, and getting the chainsaw to bite into frozen wood was nearly impossible, and the tractor did nothing but spin in the fresh powder, but I got two additional daughters and someone caring for me when the sun goes down and I do get to go home. There was a whole year I lived in this house alone and that did suck. I always said being married sucks, but boy I think being single is worse!

As for me, I do kiss and tell.

On my first date with the wife, I decided to surprise her and drive out to see her in NH since up until then all we did was meet and chat online. She worked at Lowes and knew she was working that night, so my day started at 02:30 AM, getting up and driving an hour so that I could be at work at 05:00 AM. At 15:30 I got out of work and drove the 174-1/2 miles to NH and shocked her by walking in at Lowes and meeting her for the first time. This was about 19:30. Then she tells me she had plans to go out with her friend to a club in Vermont and naturally I was invited. So we went there (The Packinghouse in Lyndon VT) and came home around 05:00 in the morning. But being the chivalrous gentlemen that I am I just drove home, another 3-1/2 hours, making it home around 08:30...30 hours after my day had started and no sleep, though I did wake up in the break down lane twice on Route 2 on the way home!

Oh to be young and in love, but atlas that as 1-1/2 years ago!
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